Summer time is insect time and a lot of horses have problems with allergies, horse flies or midges. In today’s episode Ute talks with Daniela Vadehra, endurance rider, horse breeder and nutritionist about common skin problems we encounter with our horses during summersuch as sweat itch, sun burn, mud fever or skin allergiesand what we can do to help our horses getting through the hot season in shape.
Do you have favorite packing tips? I know we do. In today’s EQA #265 join Heather as she shares some packing tips for your next riding adventure. From what type of Bra to buying a sim card in destination she covers it all. Heather covers you from top to bottom with advice on packing tips, ways to maximize your carry-on luggage, and even a tip to use with your raincoat hood. Stay tuned for another great episode on packing tips for your next riding adventure.
How can we keep horses in an eco-friendly way and reduce their and our ecological footprint? This is the question I want to talk about in today’s podcast episode. Horse are big animals, they eat and poop a lot and need space. But did you know that horses are also carbon sequesters and can help saving the planet? Like everything, the question whether horses are good or bad for the climate, is a complicated one and it depends on our horse keeping.
As a child did you attend summer camp? Summer camps are no longer just for kids. In today’s podcast #263 Ute and Heather are talking all about adult summer camps. Imagine a week-long camp where you ride horses, maybe chase cows, eat incredible food and have a soak in a hot tub, now that sounds like a great vacation. These camps not only provide riding options but provide education components as well. Vets, farrier, equine massage therapist and many others from the equine professional field to share continuing education for you. Listen, as he ladies share some adult summer camps in both North America as well as Europe. Enjoy.
Switzerland is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Europe and it is also a great country to discover on horseback. Famous for its cheese, chocolate and banks, Switzerland also has its own horse breed the Franches-Montagne or Freiberger and a beautiful and varied countryside from hills and meadows in the North and West to hight mountains in the South.
Wild horses have roamed the planet for many years. It is believed that all horses alive today originated from a group of horses domesticated by humans around 5500 years ago. Wild horses have always been a symbol of freedom and adventure with a sense of romance In today’s podcast we learn the hierarchy of the herd, from how long that stallion stays to what happens to the colts and fillies. If you have never seen a wild horse in person there are lots of places in the USA and Canada where you can.
We are galloping through the years while celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the 2nd has a lifelong love of horses, and it shows during her 70 years on the throne celebration. From Parades, horse shows, and horse races horses are clearly the favorites of the Queen. The Queen Platinum Jubilee showcased her love of horses as almost every event had them. In today’s podcast, we cover the events and some of the special horses from her years as her royal highness.
Ever since the screening of the Lord of the Rings movies by Peter Jackson, New Zealand’s South Island is on the map of travellers from all over the world. Horses offer an amazing way to discover the amazing mountain landscapes of what people associate with Middle Earth. In today’s podcast episode I am talking with Angie, who organises horse trails and rides on amazing Kiwi Station Horses on the South Island of New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud as it is known by the Maori, the native inhabitants of the country.
Portugalis the dream for any horse rider, rolling hills and clear rivers, oak forest, rocks and tiny villages built from rough stones. Ute spent two weeks exploring continental Europe’s westernmost country and of course she went trail riding. Riding through Portugal together with long rider Cathleen Leonard, who has recently made Portugal her home and camping under the stars was a very special experience. In today’s podcast episode Cathleen talks about what it is like to move together with horses to another country and making it her home. We also chat about trail riding in Portugal and our ride together.
Horsemanship or should it be called horseladyship? This past weekend Heather attended a horsemanship clinic where many new techniques were shared and a few new muscles were found. While all levels of riders participated it was fascinating watching how each progressed. From the young girl on the pony up to the experienced rider on their faithful equine partner. In today’s episode, Heather gives us the inside scoop on attending a horsemanship/cowboy dressage clinic. And like all of our great podcasts, she also shares with us some information on the Scandinavian breeds of horses.